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Exciting future for Haverfordwest young people celebrated at town regeneration project

Haverfordwest High VC School pupils have left a gift for future generations at the town’s Western Quayside regeneration scheme.

The Year 7 students filled a time capsule with items to show what their life is like in 2023 before a group came along to the former Ocky White store to bury it on site.

The time capsule project, spearheaded by development contractors John Weaver (Contractors) Ltd, allowed learners to focus on their town as well as the exciting archeologically finds unearthed during the build.

Victoria Hooper, Humanities Teacher at Haverfordwest High VC School said: “Pupils at Haverfordwest High VC School felt privileged to be making history as part of the time capsule project.

“They enjoyed discussing ideas, writing about life and events in 2023 and filling the time capsule with photographs, coins, a stamp, a school tie and even an old mobile phone.”

Anthony Hayward, Construction Team Manager at PCC said: “Pembrokeshire County Council are extremely pleased to have supported the time capsule project alongside John Weaver Contractors at Haverfordwest’s new transformational development Western Quayside and welcomed the enthusiastic input from the pupils actively contributing as a group to bury the capsule on site.”

Due to the historic importance of the development site and archaeological discoveries it was agreed that the burial of a time capsule was a fitting way to link with the future of the area.

Haydyn Boyce, Project Manager for John Weaver Contractors, was able to give the students a tour of the site, which is due to be handed over in late September.

He showed them the three levels of the building and gave an insight into the challenges of the construction project and how these have been overcome working closely with PCC and the design team.

John Weaver Contractors Business Development Manager Joan Tamlyn had been working with Mrs Hooper and her class since January as they developed ideas for the time capsule project.

“The enthusiasm and excitement from the pupils has been amazing and a real pleasure to see.  They’ve had such good ideas for the time capsule project, and it’s been rewarding to show them the construction of this wonderful development in their hometown,” she said.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Place, the Region and Climate Change Cllr Paul Miller said: “It is fantastic to see work progressing well at Western Quayside and for the young people of Haverfordwest High VC School to have a chance to be involved in the regeneration of the town, which can only benefit their futures too.”